R:evolve Clothing Swap Shop Assistant


Prefer working backstage? Our processing team members are the foundation of our organisation


Our Processing volunteers work behind the scenes to ensure our shops and clothing banks are stocked, our online shop and social media look amazing, and our staff supported. Roots volunteers have the opportunity to work on varying projects in as many departments as they like.


As a volunteer R:evolve Processing Team member you will:

  • Follow organisation procedures and policies.

  • Attend occasional training refreshers and review meetings as required. 


Sorting Space:

  • Sort, steam, and prepare donations. 

  • Identify items to be sold in our online shop, added to our referral packs, or upcycled for our community Learn Workshops. 

  • Prep clothing for events, displays, and photographing.

  • Assist with delivering items to our Swap Shops to replenish stock.

  • Sort, price, and package items to be sold in our Haberdasheries.

  • Carry out basic textile repair e.g., zip replacement, seam mending. Only assigned to volunteers who feel comfortable doing so.


Online Shop:

  • Style and photograph clothing and textiles.

  • Perform online research.  

  • Create website and social media content. 

  • Package and organise items to be shipped.



  • Perform data entry tasks.

  • Help prepare mailers and other promotional materials.

  • Assist with event set up and coordination. 


Skills and qualities desired:   

  • Friendly and enthusiastic.

  • Reliable and willing to commit to pre-agreed shifts.

  • Happy to work individually or with staff and other volunteers. 

  • Confident in making decisions or able to ask others for help if needed.

  • Interest in the R:evolve principles of swapping, sharing, reusing, mending, and upcycling or keen to learn more about these.

  • Interest in climate change and environmentally friendly behaviours or keen to learn more about these.

Time Commitment: Minimum 2 shifts / month  

Shift commitments are flexible and will be decided according to each volunteer’s availability and the needs of R:evolve. Length of shifts vary depending on activity.